Florence Alexander Weaver

Published 3:06 pm Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Florence Alexander Weaver, 88, of Tryon Estates, Columbus died on August 15, 2010, after an almost two-year-long struggle with cancer. True to her most inner beliefs, she received only the most basic forms of treatment.

Florence was the daughter of the late William Alexander and the late Lena Barnard. She was the wife of the late Henry George Landgraf, and the late Kenneth R. Weaver. Florence is survived by her son, Henry Lance Landgraf, and his wife, Linda, of Clover, S.C., and by her daughter, Margaret Veronica Weaver, of Visalia, Calif. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Tina Remes Walter and husband Hampton of Gastonia, N.C., and Albert J. Remes Jr. and wife Johanna of Charlotte, N.C.; as well as four great-grandchildren, Molly and Ryan Walters and Samuel and Noah Remes. Florence was predeceased by her only sibling, William Alexander Jr.

Although born in Boston, Mass., Florence was a daughter of the south. She was raised in Kinston, Ga., and received her high school education in Asheville, N.C. She had a very interesting childhood, and was one of the many patriotic women who enlisted in the Army in WWII. Her life then took her to New Jersey for a few years; Sayville, N.Y., for many years; retirement in Bristol, R.I.; and finally back home to North Carolina in 1997.

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A devoted and active mother, Florence participated in the Cub Scouts, and was an integral part of the Cooperative Extension Service on Long Island. In the mid 1960s Florence organized and started a Sunday pre-school program for St. Annes Episcopal Church in Sayville. When Florence retired to Rhode Island in the mid 1980s, she served on the Altar Guild of St. Michaels Episcopal Church in Bristol. She was known for her whimsical and artistic birthday cakes.

The McFarland Funeral Home in Tryon will be the site of the viewing from 10 to 10:45 a.m., prior to the funeral mass at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Tryon on August 17, 2010. Interment will follow at a later date in the North Burial Ground in Bristol, R.I.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Florences name be made to the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.

The family wishes to express their love and appreciation for the care and concern of Mrs. Mary Belue of Landrum of the past six years. We are also grateful for the love and expert care from the staff of Willowbrook Court at Tryon Estates, and Marla Searcy and Deb Denton of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.